THE Crown Estate said it was encouraging to see so many people attend its public consultation event on its plans for employment space and homes in Knutsford.

The event on September 5 attracted more than 100 residents to see the plans for land west of Manchester Road.

The consultation showcased new employment space supporting about 1,000 jobs and 60 new homes.

The proposals represent the second phase of The Crown Estate’s masterplan for North West Knutsford, building on the previous approval for 190 homes at land north of Northwich Road in April 2018.

The new site would deliver up to 60 homes, including affordable homes, alongside a 7.5-hectare business park, which has the potential to support about 1,000 jobs.

In addition to new homes and jobs, the proposals include provision for walking and cycling routes and a range of landscaped open spaces.

All the information on display at the consultation event is available to view on

Residents have until October 5 to respond to the consultation via the website or by emailing

Steve Melligan, Strategic Land Portfolio Manager for The Crown Estate, which owns the site, said: “It was encouraging to see so many local people attend the event to share their thoughts on our proposals.

“Events like these are a great opportunity to listen to residents’ feedback and understand local issues. We will use this feedback to inform our masterplan before submitting a planning application later this year.”